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This automatic pencil has a fine-machined point, non-slip grip, and clutch-action advance. A fixed 4 mm lead sleeve ensures precise lines when using templates, rulers, and triangles. The pencil also features a white vinyl eraser with a cover on the end for quick fixes.
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By Miss h
from New castle
Comments about Staedtler Mars Draft Automatic Pencil:
I use this mechanical pencil mainly to sketch. Ive been using it for over two years now. Recently I've repurchased two other pencils one 0.5 and 0.3. I like that it has a little switch to choose the type of refill you're using. For example, I always use HB so I change the switch to hp.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from new mexico
Rather than taping all the leads I use the taper lets you remember what I got working
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Best drafting pencil ever
I use this pencil for drafting designs all the time and it is one of the best pencils I have ever bought.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Crossworders Go Staedtler's
from Miami FL
I need a mech pencil to do those crosswords that come in books of 200, on poor-quality, greyish paper, and tiny grids; get tired of sharpening regular pencils. I don't need an engineer's instrument, but a well-crafted, reliable mech, and that's always a Staedtler. The leads don't break all the time and they feed dependably, the point (0.03) cuts into that cheap (crossword) paper and chisels a legible letter, and the eraser actually works (unlike some). My only quibble is that the same eraser isn't long enough (or perhaps it's my crossword skill that's too small).
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Plastic-ish, too light, terrible grip.
from Miami, FL
I have a Staedtler that I bought in Japan a few years ago, and was expecting something similar. My Staedtler has the body all in metal, which gives a perfect balance and great grip.This pencil is nothing like the one I have. It's all plastic and very light, which gives it a poor balance. It's a good value if you're looking for a day-to-day automatic pencil, has doesn't have that something special.I decided to return these and go with the Alvin Draft Matic.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
found better but for twice the price..
from new joysie...
i gave it only 3 stars due to 2 reasons...one, merely a slight annoyance...the other more significant, at least to me...the first reason is the eraser cover/cap...i found it awkward replacing it back over the eraser after each time i'd use the eraser...it will not snap back securely without pressing down on the lead feed 'clicker' so each time i'd try to put the cap back over the eraser, i'd inadvertantly extend the graphite lead at the other end...finally, after several such tries i simply left the eraser cap off...the second reason is the availability of eraser refills...if you use a separate, dedicated eraser while you work/draw then neither of my reasons shall matter to you and otherwise it's an excellent pencil...i, however, like the convenience of having the eraser afixed to my pencil and thus i don't even use a separate eraser...these erasers are very thin however, and they get used up very fast...unfortunately, eraser refills for staedtler are difficult to find so i finally decided to buy another pencil, one without these shortcomings [at least short comings as far as i'm concerned]...i bought a koh-i-noor 'mephisto', which has no protective eraser cap [you twist the eraser housing to extend or retract the eraser] and for which eraser refills are commonly available, and i'm happier with the latter...it is more expensive however...if the eraser issue is a non-issue to you, then by all means buy the staedtler mars though...it is a well made mechanical pencil therefore i'd still recommend it highly to everyone who will not opt to use the pencil's built in eraser...
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great pencil, but erasers hard to find
from New York, NY
Great pencil, but the erasers are hard to find and rather expensive compared to other similar pencils.
from BOSTON, MA
I use this pencil for basic preliminary sketches of artwork I do with pen and marker. I love the thinness of the pencil itself, most mechanical pencils with this size lead are relatively bulky and hard to control. This is a fantastic deal, I love using the .03 to work out tiny details.
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